GPL TRANSFERS: Hearts of Oak shortlist three goalkeepers to strengthen their goalkeeping department.

Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club has been very busy in the second transfer window as they look forward to strengthening their team to compete well in this season’s league.

One of the positions that is causing Accra Hearts of Oak this season has been their goalkeeping department. It started with Richard Attah at the start of the season and led him out of the starting eleven. His place was taken by assistant captain Richmond Ayi who started very well but has not been good in the last two matches for the Phobians.

Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club registered four goalkeepers before the start of the 2023/24 season. They registered Richard Attah, Richmond Ayi, former Asante Kotoko Sporting Club goalkeeper Eric Ofori Antwi, and youth team goalkeeper Benjamin Nana Yeboah.

While Richard Attah and Richmond Ayi are underperforming, Eric Ofori Antwi is also injured and not available for games. Hearts of Oak has conceded twelve goals in fifteen matches this season in the Ghana Premier League. Hearts of Oak is the sixth-most conceding club in the Ghana Premier League so far this season.

Becks Media Online can exclusively confirm that Hearts of Oak Sporting Club has started training with two Ghanaian goalkeepers and is in talks with former Medeama Sporting Club and TP Mazembe goalkeeper.

Kwame Baah, former of Asante Kotoko Sporting Club and Adama City Football Club of Ethiopia is currently in Phobiman and has been training with Hearts of Oak Sporting Club since the start of the week. Kwame Baah, 25, is currently a free agent. The deal is expected to be sealed before the Accra Derby against Accra Great Olympics in Kumasi on Friday.

 

Sabi Acquah Ferdinand, formerly of West African Football Academy is also training with Hearts of Oak. Both parties are yet to agree on any deal but is possible he will be registered in the second transfer window. The 26-year-old is also a free agent. Hearts of Oak are also on the verge of completing the signing of former Berekum Chelsea and West African Football Academy shot-stopper Kwadwo Osei Bonsu before the close of the week.

Moreover, Hearts of Oak are also considering the purchasing of Former Medeama Sporting Club and TP Mazembe goalkeeper Boris Mandjui Jr but they are yet to agree on personal terms. Despite the difficulties in negotiation Hearts of Oak are still fighting for the signature of the 27-year-old Ivorian shot-stopper.

 

Hearts of Oak will lock horns with their city rivals Accra Great Olympics on Friday, December 22, 2023, at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi due to the unavailability of the Accra Sports Stadium in week sixteen of the Ghana Premier League. Hearts of Oak are winless in their last four matches in the Ghana Premier League and also eliminated in Round 64 of the MTN FA Cup.

The Phobians are currently tenth on the league log with seventeen points after fifteen matches played in the Ghana Premier League. The match will kick off at 18:00GMT and will also be telecasted live on StarTimes channel 247.

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